Who might be overwintering in my garden?

By Cameron Ruml – Living Prairie Museum Cameron Ruml is the interim Curator at the Living Prairie Museum, with over 10 years of experience in ecosystem management, tallgrass prairie restoration, and environmental education at the City of Winnipeg’s …

Reducing my Lawn – One gardener’s perspective two years in

By Derek Yarnell, Master Gardener Two full growing seasons after having reduced the least ecologically productive part of my gardens – my front lawn – by about 50% or roughly 800 square feet, this is some of what …

Cash in the Ash

Cash in the Ash: Using waste-stream products as sustainable growing media for horticultural crops By: Poonam Singh. Professor, Horticulture Science School of Agriculture and Environment Assiniboine Community College, Brandon, Manitoba Email: singhp@assiniboine.net The interest in biomass use as …

ZZ Plant or Zanzibar Gem (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)

By Robert Parsons Robert Parsons, a lifelong plant enthusiast, graduated from the University of Manitoba with a degree in Agriculture in 1991, majoring in plant science and specializing in horticulture. He works as a gardener for a landscape …

Peonies Still Have a Place in My Garden

By Lenore Linton, Master Gardener When we moved to our current house on July first 1962 the 75 foot lot was not a blank slate. In the centre was a fifty year old house surrounded with garden most …

Strengthening Community Climate Resilience: Citizens Play a Crucial Role

  Strengthening Community Climate Resilience: Citizens play a crucial role in caring for both public and private trees By Colleen Zacharias, Master Gardener What can people do to support trees on their private properties but also newly planted …

Interview with Board Member Linda Dietrick

    Interview with Board Member Linda Dietrick Newsletter (NL) How long have you been gardening? Linda Dietrick (LD) I didn’t have my own garden until well into my thirties, when I married my husband and moved into …

Northern Pin Oak – Shooting for the Sky

By Rick Durand Rick Durand spent most of his life in Manitoba but moved to West Kelowna, B.C. in 2013 to work for Bylands Nurseries. He continues to work on developing new prairie hardy trees, shrubs, roses and …

Sturgeon Creek Greenway Trail – A Volunteer Project

Sturgeon Creek Greenway Trail – A Volunteer Project Progress report since November 2021 By Diane Daignault, Master Gardner Since spring 2022, our project members, Nancy Edwards, Janet Epp, Brenda Evans, Sharon Moffat, Joelle Potrebka, Virginia Stephenson, Diane Wall, …

Master Gardeners in Action – Secret Garden Project

Master Gardeners in Action – Secret Garden Project St. Andrew’ s Rectory National Heritage Centre, 374 River Road, St. Andrew’s, Manitoba By Agnes Tamoto, Master Gardener On the grounds of the St. Andrew’s Heritage Centre there is a …